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1. (Science: prefix) a prefix signifying a less quantity, deficient, below normal or a low state or degree, of that denoted by the word with which it is joined, or position under or beneath. For example, hypocalcaemia is olow calcium in the blood.

2. (Science: chemistry) a prefix denoting that the element to the name of which it is prefixed enters with a low valence, or in a low state of oxidization, usually the lowest, into the compounds indicated; as, hyposulphurous acid. Used to denote the lowest, or least rich in oxygen, of a series of chemical compounds.

Compare: sub-.

Origin: gr. Under, beneath; akin to L. Sub.

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... for an under-performing protein product. But since the protein's job is to serve as an inhibitor (perhaps a negative feedback inhibitor), its hypo-activity results in the hyper -activity of another protein.

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by wildfunguy
Thu Aug 22, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Do chromosomses ever get competitive?
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How will conc. on 2 sides be equal when osmosis stops?

... has short comings. Osmotic balnc btw a NaCl solut on 1 side and intremediat wit a semi permaibl membrane,and d other ionizd H20. Water moves frm d hypo solvent i.e water 2 balance d hyper solute,resultin in a solution said 2 b balanced.presure is built on d hyper solution i.e salt solution with ...

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by fitzkefas
Thu Dec 27, 2012 4:10 pm
Forum: Physiology
Topic: How will conc. on 2 sides be equal when osmosis stops?
Replies: 4
Views: 10859

Hyper and hypo tension?

What causes Hypertension and hypotension? What are their effects on the body?

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by anamikariya
Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hyper and hypo tension?
Replies: 2
Views: 2337

Re: hypo and hyper osmotically??

Hypoosmotic describes a cell or other membrane-bound object which has a lower concentration of solutes than its surroundings. For example: a cell in a high-salt-concentration medium is hypoosmotic. Water is more likely to move out of the cell by osmosis as a result.

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by joem
Thu Aug 18, 2011 6:13 am
Forum: Ecology
Topic: hypo and hyper osmotically??
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Views: 12481

Will a brain transplant ever be possible

But what about when docs do surgery at v. low freezing temps (forgotten what it's called - cryo/hypo-arrest or somethign like that)? The person is technically 'dead' because they are so cold, but can be warmed up and revived post op. I wouldn't say it's common practice, ...

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by Julie5
Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will a brain transplant ever be possible
Replies: 7
Views: 4594
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